A year later, Jeff came back to Israel and told me the end of his story. Focus on the fact that the Almighty wants everything good for you.
During that previous summer he had been meandering through the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City when he saw a pretty, sweet, religious girl walk by. When you do that, He'll move mountains to answer your prayer. Love, your favorite nephew." The Almighty knows how to get our attention.
Jeff learned at Aish Ha Torah for the next six weeks. If you don't anticipate God's help, then you have lost sight of God as your Father.
He was a very serious student, and went back to the States with a commitment to continue learning. So God breaks the flow in order to realign your focus.
" Tool #4: Focus On What You Want To get our prayers answered, we have to be clear that what we are requesting is really the right thing – and not just some momentary whim. Prayer focuses us on reality, and keeps us in touch with where our life is heading. When you pray, reevaluate every step of the way: Do I really want to accomplish this?